Welcome to HCRJ

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (HCRJ) has celebrated over 50 years of worship as a Reform Jewish temple in Houston, Texas. Located in the heart of Houston’s Galleria area, HCRJ offers an intimate, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish synagogue with a feeling of warmth and welcoming where Jewish fellowship may flourish. Rabbi Steven Gross has nurtured profound spiritual connections and an engaged community since he began serving our congregation in 2005. Interfaith couples participate in all aspects of Temple life. We welcome you at any of our 7:15 p.m. Friday night Sabbath services. Our innovative religious school is based on a curriculum designed to engage students in dynamic, interactive learning experiences that teach Jewish history and principles through nature, art, cooking and other fun, exciting activities. Classes are held on Sunday mornings.

Upcoming Events

  1. Religious School

    February 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    2017-18 Religious School Calendar The HCRJ Religious School Philosophy The HCRJ Religious School believes successful religious school programming invites each student on a journey of the spirit that includes learning, More Info

  2. Film Screening: Swim Team

    February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    We are excited to be partnering with the ReelAbilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival to bring the film, Swim Team, to HCRJ on February 25! In this film, parents of More Info

Upcoming Events

  1. Shabbat Services

    February 23 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

      All are welcome to join us at 7:15 Friday nights for Shabbat Services.   You do not need to be a member to join us in prayer as we More Info

  2. Religious School

    February 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    2017-18 Religious School Calendar The HCRJ Religious School Philosophy The HCRJ Religious School believes successful religious school programming invites each student on a journey of the spirit that includes learning, More Info

  3. 8th Grade Purim Surprise Outing

    February 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Film Screening: Swim Team

    February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    We are excited to be partnering with the ReelAbilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival to bring the film, Swim Team, to HCRJ on February 25! In this film, parents of More Info

  5. Senior Chai Yoga

    February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

  6. Knitzvah Group

    February 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      We chat, we eat, we knit/crochet, all for good causes!   Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:30 to 1:00.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Basic instruction is provided. More Info

  7. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    February 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Join us for a weekly game of Mah Jongg!  Coffee and light snacks are served. No cost to attend. Please contact Melissa at hcrj@hcrj.org to sign up.  

  8. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Artist Noelle Shawa will begin a 6-week watercolor series on January 31.  Noelle, who has taught numerous classes for the Senior Chai program including pastels and drawing, will continue her work with More Info

  9. Adult Beginning Hebrew Reading Class

    March 1 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

    Have you always wanted to learn how to read Hebrew? Here’s your chance! Join us for our Adult Beginning Hebrew Reading Class at HCRJ starting in January! This class assumes More Info

  10. Purim Roundup

    March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Temple Youth At HCRJ

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At HCRJ, students develop a strong sense of Jewish ethics and become young Jewish leaders in our community. Our curriculum engages students in a dynamic, interactive learning experience.

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